MLS Vancouver Whitecaps vs Portland Timbers 9/10/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

The Vancouver Whitecaps have been doing a really solid job in the MLS lately and have climbed the Western Conference standings. They will now remain at home for the 4

Vancouver (7 wins, 7 losses, 8 draws) were terrible in the first half of their home match against Austin FC and they entered the half time break down by 1-0. However, they were much better in the second half, pulling even at the 70th minute and scoring the winning goal at the 83rd minute for the final 2-1 win. They have now won each of their last 4 MLS matches and are unbeaten in their last 10 (5 wins, 5 draws). Vancouver have climbed to the 8th spot of the Western Conference with 29 points, now just 1 point behind Real Salt Lake and Portland. They have the 2nd most matches with Over 2.5 Goals in the Conference (15-7). Vancouver have been quite solid at home so far (6 wins, 3 losses, 2 draws), scoring 16 and conceding 13 goals and remaining unbeaten in their last 6 there (4 wins, 2 draws). 

 

Portland (9 wins, 10 losses, 3 draws) are coming off a hard-fought 2-0 away win against Houston. They scored both goals in a 5-minute span in the first half, but they were really pressured in the second half. But they did manage to hold on to the 2-0 win, and they have now won back to back matches on the road, both by 2-0. However, they have not been very stable, winning just 3 of their last 9 matches (3 wins, 4 losses, 2 draws). Portland are now sitting at the 6th spot of the Western Conference with 30 points, as many as Real Salt Lake below them, while both teams are 1 point above Vancouver and 1 point behind Minnesota. Portland have the 3rd most matches with Over 2.5 Goals (14-8), with an average of 3.2 goals per match. Last but not least, they have not been very good on the road so far (3 wins, 7 losses, 2 draws), scoring 14 and conceding 24 goals.

 

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Portland Timbers. Vancouver beat Portland by 1-0 in this venue earlier in the season, but Portland won both matches against Vancouver by the same score last season. Vancouver have been great as hosts against Portland in recent years, winning 6 and losing 2 in the last 8 in this venue. Taking the Over 2.75 Goals here, in a match where Vancouver look like they have the better chances.

 

MLS Vancouver Whitecaps vs Portland Timbers 9/10/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

 

MLS Starting Time: 22:00PM EDT

 

Location: BC Place, Vancouver

 

Date: Friday, September 10th 

 

MLS Odds: Portland Timbers +0.25

 

MLS Totals: 2.75

Free MLS Pick: Under 2.75 Goals

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